Plastic Surgery

Topics: Plastic surgery, Rhinoplasty, Reconstructive surgery Pages: 2 (500 words) Published: October 26, 2012
Rebutting Plastic Surgery

According to the author of whose paper I am rebutting; it says and I quote, “Plastic Surgery benefits many people suffering from deformities or low self esteem by improving their health, obvious imperfections, and overall outward appearance.” This author states many times in their paper that plastic surgery is a large benefit to man and it fixes problems that we as humans do not necessarily like about ourselves. But perhaps you could state how it furthers promotes judging women based on our looks and further deepens the male oppression in which we already face in society. You could argue that the strive to have a perfect body increases eating disorders, depression, and suicide of women.

As my fellow author states in their paper, plastic surgery can and does benefit people. For example a person who was in World War II may have had their leg blown off by a grenade and plastic surgery would be done to fix it. “Some people are against plastic surgery, but their argument against it is not valid. One of the things commonly said against plastic surgery is that it is too expensive and a waste of money however most plastic surgeries are performed very cheap”. But there is also another side to this argument. These are the prices that I have found plastic surgery to be.

Rhinoplasty (nose job) $3,000 - $4,000
Liposuction (liposplasty) $2,500 - $8,000
Rhytidectomy (Face Lift) $4,500 - $5,500

A study by Psychology Today magazine shows that many people are not satisfied with their looks: 60,000,000 do not like their noses; 30,000,000 do not like their chins; 6,000,000 do not like their ears and 6,000,000 do not like their eyes. Although all of these areas can be fixed by surgery is it worth it?

Even a small operation might be, for example cosmetic nose surgery, there is always a chance something goes wrong. The numbers are very shocking: in twenty percent of all cases, the patient has to recover from the damage he experienced....
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